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Green space plays a role in personal health, property value, and community development. You decide what that role is.

Our Design Approach

The moment we start talking about changing the bones of the garden you are going to need a plan. Our process starts with a detailed walkthrough and making notes about how you would like to use the space. We provide you with a drawing, including a pallette of plants to work with, material samples and a realistic budget that you can afford.

Custom Gardens

Creating a custom garden is about seeing what is there, listening to your client and a great plan. Let's put our heads together and create something where you will always want to spend time.

Edible Gardens

The first supermarket arrived in the US in the 1950's. Before that, people grew much of their own food. We help design, source, and plant, so you can eat the rewards.

Quality Plants

You'd be amazed at the range of indigenous and foreign flora that will flourish in Toronto. Let us help you source rare and interesting plants for your garden.

Stone Work

Stone can add character and structure to a green space. Its texture and pattern can bring dimension to a space the way carpet can change the presence of a living room. Let's build something unique that will last for many years.

Wood Work

A fence without love is a barrier. A table without consideration becomes clutter. Let's design components together that contribute to the feel of the whole space, shall we?

What clients say when we leave the room

Jonas Spring and his crew of stonemasons and gardeners were a delight to have around, punctual, hard-working, painstaking, creative and fun. It’s not often you can say that going through any kind of a renovation was fun, but with Ecoman it definitely was!

Bronwyn Drainie , Cottingham

Our Maintenance Approach

The goal of a good maintenance plan is to match budget with expectations and provide expertise on gardening decisions that look great, provide stewardship, and improve your property. Whether you are looking for regular visits or seasonal cleanups, we tailor the plan to fit your needs.

Pruning

Pruning at the right time makes for healthier plants and keeps your green space looking its best year round. Let us prune for blooms and prune for food production. We always prune for shape and form.

Soil Health

Healthy gardens are rooted in soil amendments like compost, duck manure and mushroom compost. If you always rake your leaves and dispose, how will the soil rejuvenate? We can topdress the garden beds and grassy areas with premium quality soil amendments.

Stone Repair

Let us repair or replace your stonework, so you can feel good every time you look at your outdoor sanctuary instead of hiding inside. Ecoman is comfortable with all types of stone, especially local flagstone.

Transplanting

While walking through your garden for the first time, I often see great plants that are poorly located. Can we find a spot for it where everyone is happy? Let's have a look and see.

Spring & Fall Cleanups

Nice weather is precious in Toronto. Don't squander your backyard enjoyment time. We can help you with winter closing and spring opening services.

Custom Maintenance Plan

Gardens – and people – come in all shapes and budgets. Let's put together a care schedule that suits your needs. It's all about detail. We can help you pick your battles and make what matters most our priority.

What clients say when we leave the room

Ecoman, Jonas Spring, has been the driving force behind our unique and fabulous prairie garden. When we set out to landscape our home 7 years ago we gave Jonas an idea of our vision and he came up with a plan that has turned out to be beyond wonderful! We have received compliments every year from neighbours and people passing by our garden. He and his team are a pleasure to work with to create beautiful green spaces

Mary-Lea Ruscetta

Initial Consultation Package

Got a new space? Ready to tackle a space you've been putting off? Lets meet and talk about the possibilities. When you contact me, I will first want to hear a bit about the project to see how we can help. Wouldn't you like to chat about what makes the place special and build on that? Since we see gardens everyday we may have some simple solutions to things that make you crazy.

1. Initial Consultations

The initial meeting is a chance to get to know each other a little. Are we a good fit? At the same time I am going to help you see the land you live on from my perspective. My style is to listen first and ask questions. This usually takes the form of a walk and talk.

2. Property Inspections

Perhaps you're looking for more detailed information in the form of a written document, complete with observations and recommendations. The property inspection will cover the entire exterior of your property – general conditions, plant inventory and inspection of stone paths, walkways and walls.

3. Going Beyond

After doing an initial consultation sometimes it's clear to me that you need a concept (a drawing), that lays out what we talked about, where things should go, what plants to use etc. You have arrived at the design process.

Green Roofs

We guide you through the process starting with how much weight can your roof handle. Translate that info into soil depth and finally plant recommendations. WIth that info in your hands you can get going on that green roof project ASAP!

Borrow Our Garden Eye

Just need a nudge in the right direction? Borrow our garden eye for your project. Popular asks are: What is the name of this plant? Is this plant a keeper? How do I handle the water from my downspout? If you're looking for more detailed information, we can document the entire exterior of your property in one simple report.

What clients say when we leave the room

Jonas came up with a modern design for our tired front yard, steps and driveway involving symetrical stone work and interesting plants and grasses. The look perfectly complimented the newly renovated exterior of our home. We are getting lots of compliments from neighbors and passersby..Jonas and his crew are professional, responsible and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended.

Ron

Our Installations & Commissions

From the tiniest backyard to large scale public works projects, look no further for a commissioned piece of art. We can collaborate on an art installation, or help you animate a space that currently is underserving the community. We specialize in outdoor installations in the city. Let's get together to talk about the possibilities!

What clients say when we leave the room

The design evokes the natural beauty of the ever-emerging ecology of the popular urban oasis,” says Heidi Campbell. “At the same time, images of the traditional farm hedgerow come to mind. The design brings the urban and rural aesthetic together in a provocative way that speaks to the design of green cities.” The winning design was made by landscape architect Victoria Taylor and landscape contractor Jonas Spring, the proprietor of Ecoman.

Evergreen

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Whether it’s about working together, a testimonial, ways we can improve, or just a how-do-ya-do – please reach out!

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